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Coffee lovers enjoy brew from Mayan Buzz at the Bridge St. Market.

The family that cosplays together stays together.

Halloween, fall harvest and falling leaves mark the changing seasons in Grand Rapids.

Takidia Smith farms in the city, where the farm is almost literally next to the table.

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Diversity, equity & inclusion in the workplace should be intentional: 3 local companies show us how

Local companies like Cascade Engineering, Varnum Law, and Afrik Advantage are intentional about opening dialogues and fostering change around diversity, equity, and inclusion, seeking to improve their organizations, empower their employees, and positively impact the community as a whole.

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UIX: How Kooty Keys and medical masks are driving innovation in Grand Rapids

Whether inventing a novel solution or building a billion-dollar business, innovators in West Michigan have a few traits in common. They all share stories of tenacity and curiosity, and there's much more to learn from them at local meetup groups like the Grand Rapids Inventors Network or the Michigan Inventors Coalition, or in more academic environments like GVSU's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

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Rapid Blog: It's a brand new day for cannabis in Michigan

In this Rapid Blog, Roberta F. King, co-owner of Canna Communication, explores the future for marijuana in Michigan after the approval of Proposal 1.

A social and educational group for Spanish-speaking clients at Turner Senior Resource Center.

How Michigan's age-friendly communities are making health more accessible to seniors

Seniors may face numerous barriers to health, including but also going far beyond basic access to medical care. These Michigan communities are taking innovative steps to improve older residents' quality of life.

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Michigan fruits and vegetables feed and educate kids

A growing number of Michigan kids are eating healthier, local food at school through a statewide program called 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms. We look at how it works in Battle Creek and beyond.

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Building a major medical center means world-class research: Local scientists make it happen

Here in West Michigan, medical institutions are creating diverse teams and forging new collaborations in research, solidifying the city's evolving role as a leading medical center.
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